Teddy's Eatery & Parlor preparing to reopen in downtown Fargo

Co-owner Susan Bala says that once the bar and restaurant are restocked and employees are retrained, "it's back to prime time."

Teddy's Eatery & Parlor, seen Monday, May 3, 2021, is expected to reopen in mid-May. The restaurant at 212 Broadway N. had been closed since December due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. (Helmut Schmidt / The Forum)

FARGO - Teddy’s Eatery & Parlor is getting ready to re-open after a months-long closure through the COVID-19 pandemic.

A soft opening is tentatively planned for late next week, with a full reopening planned Wednesday, May 19, co-owner Susan Bala said Monday, May 3.

“Just open the doors again and the following week, it’s back to prime time,” Bala said.

In the meantime, Bala said staff is getting retrained and the bar and kitchen are being restocked at 212 Broadway N.

Bala said that the pandemic presented so many unknowns in terms of health issues and the number of customers allowed into bars and restaurants at various times that she and the other partners elected to close in early December.


Teddy’s had previously been Rosey’s Bistro and Bar, but it was rebranded in early July 2020, when it had reopened after a closure in the early phases of the pandemic.

The restaurant first opened as Rosey’s Bistro in early 2017 in the historic Loretta Building in what had once been the former Boerth's Gallery and D'Vine wine bar space.


With vaccination rates rising and infection rates falling, it’s “the light at the end of the tunnel. It’s time to start looking to the future,” Bala said.
Bala said Teddy’s is bringing back old favorites like its grilled cheese and other sandwiches. There will also be new additions, including pastries and other “surprises.”

She added that completion of the RDO building, more companies relocating to the downtown, and the growing numbers of residents and other businesses, should all be good for business.

“It’s going to be fun,” Bala said.

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